• Hydrogeologist

    Location US-WA-Redmond | US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/20/2017 5:49 PM)
    Job ID
    Area of Interest
    EN - Engineering Geology and Geology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    # of Positions
    Education (Minimum)
    Masters Degree
    Experience (Years)
  • Job Responsibilities

    As a global, employee-owned organization with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. From more than 160 offices worldwide, our over 6,500 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment, and energy. Our team of over 100 scientists and engineers in Redmond, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho work on inter-disciplinary water resources and environmental projects in the Pacific Northwest and across the globe.  




    Golder is seeking a mid-level Hydrogeologist to join our Pacific Northwest Water Resources Group who can direct field work, perform technical assessments, prepare technical reports, manage projects, and support proposal efforts for a variety of environmental, mining and water resources clients. Projects include water supply development, water system engineering, soil and groundwater remediation, aquifer storage and recovery, well rehabilitation, stormwater management, water reuse, mine water management, numerical flow and water quality modeling, water rights evaluations, watershed studies, environmental permitting, and hydraulic analysis of river systems.


    As a key member of our team, you will support existing water resource and environmental projects using a strong foundation in quantitative hydrogeology.  Duties include:

    • Conducting and leading field work and field data collection, documentation, and data evaluation.
    • Providing technical expertise and/or support for geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, hydrogeologic testing, geologic and hydrogeologic visualization, analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling, contaminated site investigation and characterization, and development of conceptual site models.
    • Interpretation of hydrogeologic and hydrologic data using data manipulation tools (such as Excel and Access).
    • Working with engineers, GIS specialists, and other environmental experts to contribute to larger multidisciplinary projects. 
    • Use knowledge of regulatory requirements to deliver technically appropriate work necessary to successfully complete project work.
    • Proposal writing

    Job Requirements

    Job Requirements:

    • MS in Hydrogeology, Geology (with hydrogeology focus), or Civil/Environmental Engineering (with hydrogeology focus)
    • 5 to 10 years of experience preferably in the Pacific Northwest but not required, in one of more of the following areas: water resource investigations and water rights, mine hydrology and geochemistry, stormwater management, environmental site assessments, and RI/FS projects
    • Technical consulting experience in several of the following areas: groundwater supply development, aquifer storage and recovery, groundwater remediation, dewatering evaluations, water reuse, monitoring and production well design, well rehabilitation, well hydraulics, water right permitting, hydrology and hydraulics, numerical flow modeling and contaminant transport, surface water modeling, water quality modeling, GIS applications for water resources, in-stream flow evaluation, groundwater/surface water interaction, mine permitting, and environmental permitting.
    • Excellent and demonstrated verbal and written communications skills, with ability to effectively communicate technical information to clients, regulators, and colleagues.
    • The ability and willingness to travel locally and internationally.
    • An appreciation for high quality, client focused work products is essential. 
    • Strong commitment to timely delivery of services.
    • Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills.
    • Exhibit strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Professional registration in the applicant’s discipline in the State of Washington or Oregon

    Candidate must be willing to operate and maintain field testing and monitoring equipment, be able to lift 50 pounds and be willing to travel. Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a physical examination as a condition of employment.


    Desired Skills:

    • Experience working in an environmental or engineering consulting firm.
    • Experience in numerical groundwater modeling, such as MODFLOW (text files and either Groundwater Vistas, GMS, or Visual MODFLOW) and FEFLOW
    • CADD design experience
    • Certified water right examiner in WA and/or OR
    • Current Health and Safety training, such as OSHA HAZWOPER or MSHA preferred.
    • Packer testing

    Additional Information

    Competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. EOE/M/F/D/V.

    Option to purchase shares in Golder Associates

    Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth.


    For more information about Golder Associates or to apply online, please visit our Career Page at www.golder.com.

    Golder Associates Statement

    Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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